Assistant Professor - Landscape Architecture

University of Massachusetts Amherst in Massachusetts

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted August 1, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time





Title:                   Two Assistant Professors - Landscape Architecture

Appointment:     Academic Year (9-month) Tenure Track

Available:           September 1, 2015


Application:        Application review will begin October 15, 2014.  Search will continue until the positions are filled.


The Position:      The focus of the positions is on sustainable landscape architecture and design.  Candidates with a specialization in the department's areas of excellence are encouraged to apply, including design exploration, sustainable and regenerative urbanism, greenway design, and community engagement. Other desirable specializations including ecological systems, green infrastructure, site planning, site engineering, landscape construction, design/build, and technological innovation are also encouraged.  Teaching responsibilities will be at the undergraduate and graduate levels with potential courses including design studios, lecture courses, and a specialty course that supports their scholarship.


The candidate is expected to develop a funded research and/or creative program that demonstrates scholarly and design excellence, and to support the departments mission of designing and planning sustainable communities and regions.  Our department defines sustainability to include ecology, economy, equity, and engagement.  The department is interested in candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to working with diverse populations.


Qualifications:    A Masters of Landscape Architecture (MLA) is required.  Preferred qualifications include: a demonstrated capacity for teaching; professional registration/professional experience and/or PhD in landscape architecture or related field; demonstrated capacity for scholarly research which may include peer-reviewed scholarship and award-winning creative work; demonstrated ability to attain external funding to support research and/or creative activity.


Salary:                Competitive and commensurate with experience.


The Setting:        The Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning (LARP) is one of the few programs where planning and design are in the same academic department, and enjoys a national and international reputation with a focus on sustainability.  The Department has accredited programs in Landscape Architecture (MLA, BSLA), and Regional Planning (MRP).  We also offer a PhD in Regional Planning, a B.S. in Sustainable Community Development and an Associates degree in Landscape Contracting.  LARP is part of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.  The University of Massachusetts Amherst is the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system and is part of the Five-College Consortium in the beautiful Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, with excellent social, cultural, and recreational amenities.


To Apply:            Candidates should submit a letter of interest including your research and teaching interests and experience, a comprehensive curriculum vitae, samples of written work, and the contact information for three references (including name, title, address, telephone number and email) to  A portfolio of creative work must be submitted by postal mail to: Robert L. Ryan, Search Committee Chair, Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, 109 Hills North, University of Massachusetts, 111 Thatcher Road, Ofc 1, Amherst, MA 01003-9357.


For further information on the Department please visit our web site:


The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity is critical to achieving the Universitys mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and service in an increasingly diverse globalized society.  Therefore, in holistically assessing many qualifications of each applicant of any race or gender we would factor favorably an individuals record of conduct that includes students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities.  Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degree.


The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. 

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